Host A Memorable Halloween Party (For Adults)
By Chris Molnar
Whether you host a party every year or have always dreamed of doing so, throwing a Halloween party is a fun way to spend this festive holiday. Not only that, but when planned thoughtfully, it can save a lot of money, be tons of fun and totally memorable for you and your guests.
The first thing to do is map out your event. Planning your party can be kind of a pain to get rolling at first, but once you jot some ideas down and get some help from your friends, you’ll have fun with the rest!
Start by calling all of your friends and family that you intend to invite to this fabulous bash and ask them for help.
Every person can donate $10 to $20 depending on how many people there will be or how extensive you want the party to be.
This will cut down the monetary burden on you alone and since you are doing most of the work. Your friends and family should be happy to help.
If money donations are not an option, each person or each two people can work on one aspect of the party and similar to a potluck, bring everything to make the party happen this Hallow’s Eve!
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If your party is not themed around a central idea, anything you serve is fine, even something simple like pizza or hot dogs. You can even dress it up with eyeball or spider garnish on your dinner plates! The same goes for dessert only spiders can be substitutes for sour worms and sour spiders for a sweeter slimier taste.
If you have the time and money or guests are willing to donate, this could be a great addition to your party. Dress up your area with cobwebs and tombstones and get together with friends to scare the guests when they come your way! Again, if you have a themed party, your haunted walk-through can be tailored to fit the theme of your party.
If you prefer other more traditional games, bobbing for apples is fun and hilarious to watch, especially if your friends have had a delicious cocktail beforehand! Movies are optional and depend on your guests’ interests. I recommend this for a mellower crowd or if your party is going to be totally family oriented. Depending on the circumstance, tailor your scary movie flick choices to the age groups attending the party.
Other more modern ideas range from the characters of Twilight, True Blood or Underworld to The Avengers or even your favorite Celebrities. Whatever you choose, make it a fun group choice.
Whatever you decide, draft lists for each aspect of your party. This includes drink, food and treat lists complete with needed ingredients to make each of them. Do the same even if you plan to purchase all of your food, drink and treats to use as a handy checklist.
You will also need a list of the decorations you plan to purchase from your local party store or a list of materials needed to make your own decorations. Making your own decorations often saves a lot of money down the road since many party places cash in on this holiday by charging ridiculous prices for simple décor.
After this, draft lists for what music you will play or possible DJ’s, possible horror classics to watch if that is any interest to your group and any costume contests, prize giveaways and other fun games for the night.
Remember to call on your friends and family for help and great ideas. Be creative and when the night of the party arrives, let your wicked spirits soar and enjoy the party with your guests! Good luck and have a Happy Halloween!
Chris Molnar is editor of Halloweenalliance.com. As a favorite pastime, Chris always has a bowl of ketchup chips when watching horror movies! His website includes in-depth tutorials on Halloween props, parties, recipes and costume designs.
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